Reviewer:Go Faster, Get Rounder
June 29, 2019 Subject:
Fantastic Matrix-- Truly Great Show
First, thanks Hunter Seamons for making this fabulous matrix. Thanks to Matt Vernon for upping it. Thanks Charlie Miller for the SB.
Incredible show and you can hear every nuance in this incredible quality recording. Clarity, mix, live effect captured beautifully. Some seriously original jamming all throughout this show.
Shakedown really works, FOTD a very memorable version, He's Gone is wonderfully loose with utterly fantastic jamming, both the first and second part, which transitions wonderfully out to The Other One, which is great and has some really unusual work--very funky. The entire He's Gone --> The Other One is a freaking force of nature. Excellent Wharf Rat and Trucking with some nice transition work. Seminal Sugar Magnolia -- hot as hell and this incredible matrix captures both the energy and the intricacy of the song.
Very few shows rival this one for sustained energy. That is combined with still having lots of laid-back unhurried jamming. Phil is mixed great (make sure to play it loud enough to feel Phil all over you--a rare post 74 recording where Phil is mixed high enough) and totally into it. Bobby's mix is much better than normal (I think Bobby is chronically undermixed too) and good for the most part-- you can usually hear him well. They mildly screw up the lyrics to virtually every song in the second set and more than completely atone by really jamming and blowing everything out.
Great show, great matrix, great mix, great fidelity: Don't screw this easy decision up. Listen to this one, listen to it undisturbed in one sitting, and listen to it really loud on a good quality system.
December 6, 2013 Subject:
I agree but ...!
Yeah dude, I was at all 3 of these R.R.'s (which I taped myself got busted in the 1st set and then the bands roadies told the busting security to give me back my equipment and let me continue) + 2 McN.'s and indeed the Shakedown here is cool with Phil on the old bass with the 10 button ala Europe '72 but if you think this one is funky it ain't nothin' compared to the show I also recorded at U.C.L.A. later on Nov. 25th!
August 13, 2013 Subject:
Had to move from Red Rocks
Having to move inside because weather was too bad for Red Rocks,everyone was bummed ,boys step up and picked everyone's spirits up.Fun Days!
January 12, 2013 Subject:
What a Shakedown!
And what a mix!
The flame is burning hot on Shakedown. I have never heard Bobby be so funky, or as craven said, "Th(is) Shakedown is as funky as James Brown's G-string after he snorts an 8-ball and plays a game of beach vollyball." Check out Bobby 4:30-4:58, and throughout. If you listen from 8:00- 8:25 it sounds as if there is another guitarist. And Phil! Phil stomps all over this one.
The boys were on this night as the first set keeps it up with Uncle>River, Candy, FOTD & Mindlewood getting a nod. Very young versions (4th performance of each) of Althea and Sailor. Althea is more under construction with different lyrics then what Garcia finally settled on. The second set is also a keeper. The opening trifecta is zippy and pleasant enough but the jam begins with He's Gone and it's pure GD from there. And yes, Bobby does screw up the lyrics to Truckin', but the sun rose today as well.